the participation of Lene Berg, Leander Djønne, Bodil Furu, Ivan Galuzin, Goksøyr & Martens, Bjørn Kowalski Hansen and Siri Hermansen in the group exhibition `Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams, New Horizons'
Exhibition Period: 5 November–11 December, 2011
Press Preview: 4 November, 17:00
Opening Reception: 4 November, 18:00
Nordic Art Today
Loft Project ETAGI (Ligovskiy pr, 74, 4 and 5 floors)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nordic Art Today has gathered together an international team of 6 curators and 35 artists who are ‘presenting their vision of cultural, social, historical and geopolitical transformations, the consequences of global economic crisis and the question of identity in the changing world as well as other issues raised by modernity’. Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams, New Horizons' forms a large-scale international exhibition, whose objective is ‘to introduce to the audience the most outstanding and interesting examples of contemporary art from the Nordic countries’. According to curators Kari Brandtzaeg (Norway), Birta Guðjónsdóttir (Iceland), Anna Bitkina (Russia), Power Ekroth (Sweden), Aura Seikkula (Finland) and Simon Sheikh (Denmark), the participating artists are ‘analysing the contemporary society and suggesting various scenarios for its further development in their artworks’. The range of works to be displayed at the exhibition includes videos, images, site-specific and sound installations, documentation, drawings and photographs. Nordic Art Today is organised by Creative Association of Curators (TOK), an interactive platform for the realisation of multidisciplinary projects in the spheres of contemporary art, design and social sciences.
The participation of Lene Berg, Leander Djønne, Bodil Furu, Ivan Galuzin, Goksøyr & Martens, Bjørn Kowalski Hansen and Siri Hermansens in Nordic Art Today has been supported by OCA’s International Support Programme.